Patents Assigned to Morton International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6703070
    Abstract: A mixture of a self-curing epoxy resin having an equivalent weight of from about 100 to about 700, a melt viscosity of from out 200 to about 3000 centipoise at 150° C. and a low temperature curing agent is extruded or otherwise mixed in the molten state as one component at a temperature below 230° F. and the extrudate is cooled and pulverized to form a low temperature curable coating powder. The powder cures at a temperature of from about 225 to about 300° F. and produces a coating having an exceptionally smooth surface with either a low or high gloss. The powder is particulary useful for coating heat sensitive substrates such as plastic parts for automobiles, paper, cardboard and wood. Fiberboard having a pattern such as a simulated wood grain printed on its surface and a powder coating of this invention over said pattern has the appearance of natural wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeno Muthiah, Jeremiah J. Teti, Jacquelyn M. Schlessman, William G. Ruth, Carryll A. Seelig
  • Patent number: 6500350
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a patterned layer of resistive material in electrical contact with a layer of electrically conducting material. A three-layer structure is formed which comprises a metal conductive layer, an intermediate layer formed of material which is degradable by a chemical etchant, and a layer of resistive material of sufficient porosity such that the chemical etchant for said intermediate layer may seep through the resistive material and chemically degrade said intermediate layer so that the resistive material may be ablated from said conductive layer wherever the intermediate layer is chemically degraded. A patterned photoresist layer is formed on the resistive material layer. The resistive material layer is exposed to the chemical etchant for said intermediate layer so that the etchant seeps through the porous resistive material layer and degrades the intermediate layer. Then, portions of the resistive material layer are ablated away wherever the intermediate layer has been degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Hunt, Wen-Yi Lin, Shara S. Shoup, Richard W. Carpenter, Stephen E. Bottomley, Tzyy Jiuan Hwang, Michelle Hendrick
  • Patent number: 6472057
    Abstract: The machinability of water-clear zinc sulfide articles produced by chemical vapor deposition and high temperature, high isostatic pressure (HIP) treatment is enhanced by extending the time over which the article is cooled following the HIP treatment. The resulting low stress, water-clear zinc sulfide articles can be more accurately finished/machined to precise shapes, such as are required in optical applications, than was previously possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jitendra S. Goela
  • Patent number: 6462116
    Abstract: The zinc bum experienced during the processing of a composition comprising a halogen-containing polymer and a zinc mercaptoester is eliminated by the addition of an organothio compound selected from dithioglycol, polyformals and polyacetals of said dithioglycol, and a mercaptoalkanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: George F. Beekman, Lionel R. Price, Keith A. Mesch
  • Patent number: 6462163
    Abstract: A solventless urethane adhesive layer which proves excellent oxygen and moisture barrier properties is formed from the reactio of A) a low molecular weight polyester formed from a single species of linear aliphatic diol and a single species of dicarboxylic acid with B) a single species of diisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mai Chen, Jeffrey H. Deitch
  • Patent number: 6444038
    Abstract: A dual chambered bubbler vessel for use with solid organometallic source material for chemical vapor phase deposition systems, and a method for transporting a carrier gas saturated with source material for delivery into such systems. The bubbler vessel is designed so that carrier gas enters through an inlet in the top thereof into an inlet chamber and after it has been saturated with the organometallic vapors exits through a first porous frit located in the floor of the inlet chamber into an outlet chamber and is withdrawn from the bubbler after passing through a second porous frit element located at the outlet of the bubbler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sri Prakash Rangarajan, John O'Grady
  • Patent number: 6444140
    Abstract: Metal surfaces, particularly copper surfaces, which are oxidatively micro-etched to increase surface area through the use of molybdenum. The micro-etch solutions contain a proton source, e.g., a mineral acid, an oxidizer agent, e.g., hydrogen peroxide, an azole compound, and a molybdenum source. These micro-etched surfaces can further be rendered acid-resistant by exposure to a thiazole compound and/or a thiocarbamide compound. The thiazole compound and/or thiocarbamide compound may be provided either in the oxidative micro-etching solution or provided in a post-micro-etching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International Inc.
    Inventors: John Schemenaur, Todd Johnson, Michael Marsaglia
  • Patent number: 6388230
    Abstract: To form thin film electrical components, a thin film having desired electrical properties is deposited on a substrate of dissimilar material. Thermal energy from a computer guided laser is used to remove selected portions of the thin film. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the thin film is an electrically conducting material, such as platinum or doped platinum, and the substrate is metal foil, such as copper foil. The thermal energy from the laser ablates away portions of the thin film. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, a layer of zero valence metal is deposited on a dielectric material substrate which has a melting point or decomposition temperature substantially above that of the zero valence metal. The zero valence metal layer is patterned to form electronic circuitry components by computer guided laser which provides sufficient thermal energy to boil away selected portions of the zero valence metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne E. Nacker, Richard W. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 6383324
    Abstract: An insulated glass sealant having the best characteristics of polysulfides and polyurethanes rather than the worst is made from a polysulfide-based polyurethane prepared by a one-step procedure wherein a randomly copolymeric hydroxyl-terminated polysulfide polyacetal is reacted with a polyisocyanate at a ratio of from about 1:1 to about 1:1.2 on an equivalents basis. The copolymeric hydroxyl-terminated polysulfide polyacetal is made by the condensation of formaldehyde with a mixture of a dithiodialkylene glycol and an aliphatic or cycloaliphatic diol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Vietti, Stephen J. Hobbs, Keith B. Potts, Arlene C. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20020035179
    Abstract: A pleasant fance is imparted to the stabiliztim of a halogencontamng polymer by the use of an organotin mercaptoalkyl heptanoate, and, optionally, up to about 50%, on an equivalents basis, of a sulfide thereof as the stabilizer. A mitre of the heptanoate with up to about 80% by weight of the mire of a second carboxylate having from 8 to 20 carbon atoms in the carboxylate moiety may be used in place of the heptanoate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Applicant: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce C. Herzig, Gary M. Conroy, Paul B. Adams, Michael E. Skladani, Gene K. Norris
  • Patent number: 6358357
    Abstract: A higher-barrier acrylic/chlorinated vinyl or acrylic/chlorinated vinyl/vinyl latex adhesive component and a lower-barrier acrylic or acrylic/vinyl latex adhesive component are mixed in relative proportions and used to adhere films of low-barrier material, such as films of polyolefins, thereby providing an adhesive layer of controlled gas barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Lamber, H. Dale Sherman
  • Patent number: 6356455
    Abstract: A thin electrical circuitry structure is formed which contains conductive circuitry traces, integral capacitors and integral resistors. A first laminate structure comprises a conductive foil having a layer of embeddable dielectric material laminated thereto. A second laminate structure comprises a conductive foil having a layer of resistive material on one side, the thickness of the resistive material layer being less than that of the layer of embeddable dielectric material. The resistive material layer is circuitized to produce resistive patches, and the two structures are laminated together, embedding the resistive patches in the dielectric material layer. One of the foils is circuitized providing circuitry traces, optional inductor coils, and capacitor plates. That foil embedded in dielectric laminate to support the structure for further processing. The other foil is then circuitized providing circuitry traces, optional inductor coils and capacitor plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 6348242
    Abstract: Low gloss appearance in a coating derived from UV curable powder coatings can be achieved by using UV curable powder containing crystalline components or blends of crystalline and amorphous components and after heat fusing the powders together, allowing the crystalline components in the coating time to flow out and recrystallize to form a matte low gloss finish at a temperature of about the melting point of the crystalline component before curing with UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Morton International Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Daly, Richard P. Haley, Eugene P. Reinheimer, Gregory R. Mill
  • Patent number: 6329123
    Abstract: A negative-acting photoimageable composition useful as a primary imaging resist in the manufacture of printed circuit boards comprises an acid-functional binder polymer, a photopolymerizable component, and a photoinitiator chemical system, in which all or a portion of the photopolymerizable component comprises a (meth)acrylate functional urethane oligomer, wherein the (meth)acrylate functionality is separated from the urethane linkage by at least two alkylene oxide groups and at least one ring-opened lactone group for improved flexibility, tenting strength, fine line adhesion, developer scumming, coupled with unexpectedly improved resistance to processing chemicals, such as alkaline developing solutions, acid etching solutions, and acid plating baths, and stripping ability in strong alkaline aqueous stripping solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Morton International Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Lundy, Robert K. Barr, Edward J. Reardon
  • Patent number: 6326518
    Abstract: Halogen-containing polymer compositions comprising a latent mercaptan-containing heat stabilizer composition substantially free from the offensive odor typically associated with mercaptans are protected during processing by the degradation products of the latent (i.e., blocked) mercaptan which include a free mercaptan. Other products of the degradation are believed to include carbocations of the blocking moiety which are stabilized by a molecular structure in which the electron deficiency is shared by several groups. The latent mercaptan may be the sole heat stabilizer additive but the free mercaptan released during processing may also synergize the activity of metal-based heat stabilizers such as metal salts and organometallic stabilizers such as organotin carboxylates and mercaptides in the polymer composition. The odor of primary mercaptan-containing heat stabilizers in halogenated polymer compositions is masked by a small amount of a latent mercaptan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Tod C. Duvall, Paul B. Adams, Gene K. Norris
  • Patent number: 6325887
    Abstract: A stable colloidal aqueous dispersion of a partially and homogeneously crosslinked polyurethane/polyurea is made by inserting an integral emulsifier and an internal dispersion stabilizer into a polyurethane having a polyester- or polycaprolactone diol backbone and chain extending and crosslinking it with a mixture of diamine and triamine having a functionality of from 2.05 to 2.18. A highly concentrated solution of a dihydroxycarboxylic acid in a solvent such as N-methyl pyrrolidone permits the hydroxyl groups to react thoroughly and quickly with an isocyanate-terminated polyurethane and, consequently, a minimal amount of the solvent is present in the adhesive after water is removed from the aqueous dispersion. The adhesive is thus heat resistant at 70° C. despite its relatively small degree of crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Amirsakis
  • Patent number: 6322650
    Abstract: An insulated glass sealant having the best characteristics of polysulfides and polyurethanes rather than the worst is made from a polysulfide-based polyurethane which, in turn, is derived from a mixture of hydroxyl terminated polysulfides having a structure represented by the following formula: RCH2CH2OCH2OCH2CH2S[SCH2CH2OCH2OCH2CH2S]nSCH2CH2OCH2OCH2CH2R. wherein R═HO(CH2)ySS, y is from 2 to 6, and n is such that the molecular weight is from about 2500 to about 4000. The improved sealant of this invention is prepared by a one-step procedure wherein the hydroxyl terminated polysulfide of said formula is reacted with a polyisocyanate at a ratio between about 1:1 and about 1:1.2 on an equivalents basis. The hydroxyl-terminated polysulfide is made by splitting a polysulfide having a molecular weight about 30 times greater in an aqueous latex dispersion with a dithiodialkylene glycol and sodium sulfite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Morton International Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Gilmore, Steven J. Hobbs, Keith B. Potts
  • Patent number: 6322656
    Abstract: An improvement in a method of bonding copper and a resin together wherein a copper oxide layer is formed on the surface of copper by the oxidation of metallic copper, the copper oxide layer is reduced to metallic copper with an aqueous reducing solution containing at least one amine borane represented by the general formula: BH3NHRR′ (wherein R and R′ are each a member selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and CH2CH3), and the metallic copper is bonded to a resin. According to the improvement, a reducing stabilizer is added to the reducing solution in an amount sufficient to decrease consumption of the amine borane during reduction to a level less than that consumed in the absence of the reducing stabilizer during the course of the copper oxide reduction process, wherein the stabilized reduction process is initiated in a reasonable time and the metallic copper layer resulting from the stabilized reduction process is resistant to acid attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fakler, Michael Rush, Scott Campbell
  • Patent number: 6319653
    Abstract: A negative-acting photoimageable composition useful as a primary imaging resist in the manufacture of printed circuit boards comprises an acid-functional binder polymer, a photopolymerizable component, and a photoinitiator chemical system, in which all or a portion of the photopolymerizable component comprises a (meth)acrylate functional urethane oligomer, wherein the (meth)acrylate functionality is separated from the urethane linkage by at least two alkylene oxide groups and at least one ring-opened lactone group for improved flexibility, tenting strength, fine line adhesion, developer scumming, coupled with unexpectedly improved resistance to processing chemicals, such as alkaline developing solutions, acid etching solutions, and acid plating baths, and stripping ability in strong alkaline aqueous stripping solutions. The acid-functional binder polymer has a low molecular weight and does not contain styrene, contributing to stripping ability and improved resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Morton International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Barr
  • Publication number: 20010036987
    Abstract: The zinc burn experienced during the processing of a composition comprising a halogen-containing polymer and a zinc mercaptoester is eliminated by the addition of an organothio compound selected from dithioglycol, polyformals and polyacetals of said dithioglycol, and a mercaptoalkanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Applicant: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: George F. Beekman, Lionel R. Price, Keith A. Mesch